rate difference for restriction enzyme EcoRV endonuclease activity for cognate and next best site (ideal conditions)

Value 1e+6 unitless
Organism Generic
Reference link
Primary Source Vermote, C.L. and Halford, S.E. (1992) EcoR V restriction endonuclease: Communication between catalytic metal ions and DNA recognition. Biochemistry 31, 6082–9.
Comments under ideal conditions. However, under nonoptimal conditions, the differences in cleavage rates between cognate and next-best sites change dramatically for many enzymes. This loss of fidelity or increase in cleavage at sites similar to the cognate site is commonly referred to as star activity.
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